Death of the Year/December 2020
As is our custom, we are ending 2020 with our Death of the Year issue. We’re calling for pieces that pay tribute to the end of life in the most heinous ways possible. You may choose to honor death in dark fashion by horrifying with it, respecting it, or fighting it to the bitter end; and we do mean the bitter end as your piece should contain an unnatural death, mortal or otherwise.
We are NOT looking for acts of crime or mundane content. So please, no murdered wives who were planning to file for divorce, or pleasant stories of grandma passing in her sleep – they will be declined.
We’ll be accepting short stories, flash fiction, drabbles, and poetry that fit the theme within the horror/dark fiction genre. We welcome reprints as long as you hold the copyright to the piece.
Your piece can be scary, sullen, emotive, freaky, elegant, bizarre, have a dark satirical edge to it, or be flat out creepy as hell!
The basic rules:
- Write the piece well.
- It must be primarily horror/dark fiction oriented
- No pieces containing coronavirus/covid-19 or political references will be accepted.
- Don’t break our set-in-stone taboos – NO pedophilia, NO bestiality, and NO descriptive rape scenarios.
Beyond that, be creative, be morbid, be vicious, be clever; show us what you’ve got, and if it fits our criteria, we’ll offer it up to our readership of 35,000 readers!
REPRINTS ARE WELCOME!
Submission Deadline: October 31, 2020
Circulation: Approximately 35,000
Short story word count: 1,000 – 2,500 (limit of one submission per author)
Long flash fiction word count: 500 – 999 (limit of one submission per author)
Short flash fiction word count: 200 – 499 (limit of three submissions per author)
Micro fiction word count: 50 – 99 (limit of three submissions per author)
Drabbles: 100 word prose (limit of five submissions per author)
Poem length: 10 – 50 lines (limit of five subs per author)
Reprints are welcome as long as you currently hold the copyright.
Full page/single book cover ads for individual authors are available at $10 per ad.
Publisher/community/multi-book full page ads are available at $25 per ad.
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All story, flash, and poem submissions MUST be submitted to:
Submissions@SirensCallPublications.com for consideration.
Please visit our web site for further details: www.SirensCallPub.com